City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh Parks


Edinburgh parks and greenspaces

Photo Edinburgh Venuesort icon Venue Description Venue type
Bawsinch and Duddingston Nature Reserve Bawsinch and Duddingston Loch is a nature reserve situated three kilometres from the centre of Edinburgh, at the southern end of Holyrood Park, and South of Duddingston Village. Outdoor
Belhaven Beach Long, curving, sandy beach popular with surfers and walkers. Outdoor
Blackford Hill View North
Blackford Hill Blackford Hill is one of Edinburgh's "seven hills," situated 2 miles to the South of the city centre. Near the top of the 164m (539 ft) hill you can see the green domed Royal Observatory,... Outdoor
Braid Hills The Braid Hills are a pair of small hills 206m (675 ft) and 166m (546 ft) in the south of the city, between Morningside and Liberton residential areas, that form a part of th Outdoor
Bruntsfield Links Large urban greenspace in the South of Edinburgh, that is adjacent to the larger expanse of the Meadows.
Burntisland Pettycur Bay One of the beaches near the seaside towns of Burntisland and Kinghorn. Found across the Firth of Forth in Fife it is a small, sheltered, sandy bay backed by sand dunes. Beyond Edinburgh
Calton Hill Sun Rise
Calton Hill Calton Hill is one of Edinburgh's main hills, set right in the city centre. It is unmistakable with its Athenian acropolis poking above the skyline. Outdoor
Cammo Estate Water Tower
Cammo Estate Park The Cammo Estate is an 85 acre public park run by the City of Edinburgh council. It's a quiet spot with meadows, dykes, and mature, open woodland, situated in the Barnton area on the North West edge... Outdoor
Walk in the woods
Corstorphine Hill Corstorphine Hill is a public park and nature reserve to the West of Edinburgh, on the road to Glasgow. It's often considered one of Edinburgh's "Seven Hills". Outdoor
Craiglockhart Hill Craiglockhart Hill is really two hills, Wester Craig and Easter Craig, situated to the South of Edinburgh, in the residential areas of Braidburn and Craiglockhart. Outdoor
Cramond Beach Popular sandy beach to the North East of the city. Well connected by bike paths. When the tide is out you can walk to Cramond Island. Outdoor
E Princes St Garden Wide
East Princes Street Gardens Although fenced off with Edinburgh's characteristic black, wrought iron railings, The Gardens are open to the public and easily accessed at various gates along Princes Street and other points. Outdoor
Castle Garden view North
Edinburgh Castle Gardens The Castle Gardens are on a steep hill directly under Edinburgh Castle to the South of the West Princes Street Garden. It is bounded by the railway line in the North and The Mound to the East. Outdoor
Gullane Bents from the car park (panorama)
Gullane Bents Probably the most spectacular beach in East Lothian, Gullane is a long, sandy beach with an extensive, dune system covered in grass and buckthorn bush, within which you can shield yourself from the Outdoor
Holyrood Park - looking down from Arthur's Seat
Holyrood Park Holyrood Park is a windswept, hilly public park, but a few minutes walk from Edinburgh Old Town. The park encompasses a five-mile radius of land and has probably been a Royal Park since the 12th... Outdoor
Abbey Front
Inchcolm Island Inchcolm Island is a tiny island in the Firth of Forth, between Edinburgh and Fife to the North. It is best known for its ancient and well preserved Augustinian Abbey. The Abbey is currently looked... Spiritual Centre
Inverleith Park Reed Beds
Inverleith Park Inverleith Park is a major public park, managed by the City of Edinburgh, a little North from the city centre. Outdoor
Isle of May
Isle of May The Isle of May National Nature Reserve is a long rocky island with sheer cliffs and caves at the mouth of the Firth of Forth. It is home to thousands of grey seals, the fourth largest breeding group... Beyond Edinburgh
Johnstone Terrace garden
Johnstone Terrace Garden Johnston Terrace Garden is tucked away at the top of the Patrick Geddes steps which run between Johnston Terrance and the Grassmarket, just 50 m from Edinburgh Castle Esplanade. Outdoor
King George V Park
King George V Park Quiet, leafy park in Edinburgh New Town, near Canonmills. Accessed off Eyre Place. Popular with local dog walkers. Outdoor